McCain and Graham to push for democracy during Egypt trip

“The Egyptian military must move more aggressively toward moving control over to the civilian population….the military can’t keep running the country,” Graham said.

“The one thing that’s not sustainable is a military takeover of Egypt,” he added. “They’ve promised new elections and they need to deliver.”

Graham criticized the Muslim Brotherhood administration that the military recently removed from power, saying it needs to move the fight off the streets and “start playing politics.”

“The Brotherhood needs to get off the streets and back into the political arena and fight your differences there,” he said. “If this continues, Egypt is going to be a failed state and that’s why we’re going.”